Justin Verlander pitched on semi-short rest, in order to avoid more chaos in the starting rotation. However, the strategy backfired somewhat, as the pesky Royals taxed Verlander with 3 runs.
Verlander eventually mustered a win, as the Tigers rode the power bats to victory. A run in the bottom of the ninth was the closest the Royals got to threatening the victory. Valverde managed to get the save, despite the chaos.